WH Chief of Staff Ron Klain says Biden’s ‘historic achievements’ will help Democrats midterm in November


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White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain highlights the Biden administration’s performance ahead of November’s midterm elections in hopes of bolstering support for Democrats, who are in danger of losing control both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

In a Thursday interview with Politico, Klain touted what he described as President Biden’s “historic accomplishments,” and argued the Democrats were the “clearest” choice for voters despite lingering decades-long inflation. , high gasoline prices and a spiraling crisis at the southern border. .

“We now have a presidency where the president has introduced the biggest economic stimulus package since Roosevelt, the biggest infrastructure plan since Eisenhower, the most confirmed justices since Kennedy, the second-biggest health care since Johnson and the biggest climate change bill in history…. The first time we’ve had gun control since President Clinton took office, the very first time an African-American woman American is nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States…I think that’s a record to bring to the American people,” Klain told Politico.

He then listed what he sees as accomplishments of congressional Democrats in tandem with the administration, and why he thinks voters should choose to support the party as they head to the polls.

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White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain listens during a cabinet meeting with President Biden at the White House in Washington on July 20, 2021.
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“Elections are choices, and the choice simply couldn’t be clearer right now,” Klain said. “The Democrats stood up to big special interests. They stood up to big business and insisted that all businesses pay minimum taxes, stood up to big oil, and passed climate change legislation.

“They stood up to Big Pharma and passed prescription drug legislation. They stood up to the gun industry and passed gun control legislation. Things that this town [was] unable to hold on for decades because special interests had locked things in, Joe Biden and his allies in Congress were able to hold on,” he added.

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Klain attempted to portray Republicans as “extreme”, claimed the party had no intention of tackling the massive inflation plaguing Americans and accused them of being “climate deniers”.

“I think this choice [is] between a party that champions special interests and brings about change, and… an extreme party, a party that talks about, well, some of the leaders talk about abolishing Social Security and Medicare every five years,” did he declare. “The extreme nature of our adversaries, whether on democracy or social security, are all part of a movement that is just very different from what we have seen in recent years in this country.

In a recent Fox News poll, President Biden garnered the support of just 42% of Americans who said they approved of the job he was doing as president.

In a recent Fox News poll, President Biden garnered the support of just 42% of Americans who said they approved of the job he was doing as president.
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Klain’s positive portrayal of the Biden administration’s legislative successes stands in stark contrast to how voters felt the administration handled issues such as the economy and borders.

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In a recent Fox News poll, Biden garnered the support of just 42% of Americans who said they approved of the job he was doing as president. The low score, however, was a slight rise from its lowest mark on record, which fell into the 30s in previous weeks.


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